Ethiopian Emerald, Octagon, Single, 4.04 ct
This Ethiopian emerald material from Shakiso is unique and rare with colour ranging from light blue-green to intense saturated pure green. Some colour intensities are comparable to that of copper-bearing tourmaline. Our Ethiopian mining report and analysis can be found in our news section, here. When paired with diamonds, Ethiopian emeralds producing striking ring and necklace jewelry.
External reference: GIA: A New Discovery of Emeralds from Ethiopia, 2017.
Gem lab report: Gübelin gemological report will be issued upon purchase.
Octagonal, step cut
|Length / width / depth|
10.25 mm / 8.38 mm / 6.71 mm
Minor clarity enhancement
Gubelin – 17101015
GIA: A New Discovery of Emeralds from Ethiopia, 2017
1. Geology of the emerald deposit is closely related to the near-by Kenticha tantalum mine, close to the dealing town of Shakiso;
2. This deposit is located at the southern rim of the Adola belt, which is dominated by pegmatites, metamorphic successions, high-grade schists and gneisses (feldspar, quartz, and mica);
3. The Kenticha field is penetrated by N/S striking pegmatites that are dated to be c. 500 million years old;
4. The emerald discovery was an unexpected find by a local couple looking for tantalum where they saw green gems in their washing pans;
5. Rough emeralds yielded come in a large range of quality, colour and clarity; and
6. See our analysis section for more information.
EMERALD DEPOSIT LOCATION
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